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Table 2 Categories and subcategories from the qualitative content analysis

From: Factors affecting adolescents’ participation in randomized controlled trials evaluating the effectiveness of healthcare interventions: the case of the STEPSTONES project

  Altruistic reasons Personal reasons External reasons and factors
Reasons for participating To help other adolescents in the same situation
To contribute to research and improved care
Participating was the right thing to do
Meeting others in the same situation
Educational objectives
Parents as facilitators
Reasons for not participating   Meeting others in the same situation
Being healthy and therefore not needing the study
Fearing what the study would evoke and demand of me
Parents as barriers